noun, plural cra·ni·ums, cra·ni·a [krey-nee-uh] /ˈkreɪ ni ə/.
- crank in,
- crank letter,
- crank out,
- crank up
Origin of cranium
Examples from the Web for crania
They must act, and they must end, according to the influences of their crania.My Novel, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
In some crania, there are tusks and incisors in both jaws, but in others neither, or the former only.
We are sufficiently grateful for the hundred or more well-authenticated ancient Greek crania of any sort which remain to us.
That part of your book which compares the crania or skulls of the different races is superb.The Caxtons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Specimens examined (five males and four females; seven in alcohol; seven crania extracted and cleaned).Systematics of Megachiropteran Bats in the Solomon Islands|Carleton J. Phillips
noun plural -niums or -nia (-nɪə)
Word Origin for cranium
1540s, from Medieval Latin cranium, from Greek kranion "skull, upper part of the head," related to kara (poetic kras) "head," from PIE root *ker- "horn, head" (see horn (n.)). Strictly, the bones which enclose the brain.
n. pl. cra•ni•ums
Plural craniums crania
The part of the skull that encloses the brain.